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Why are the billionaires laughing?

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"It is critical that the EPA start regulating PFAS—now," said one scientist.

Kenny Stancil ·


'Therapeutics Nationalism'? Poor at Risk of Being Left Behind as Rich Buy Up New Covid Drug

"The U.S. government should challenge Merck to license molnupiravir more broadly."

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Protest at US Embassy in South Africa Demands Biden 'Walk the Talk' on Vaccine Patent Waiver

"The U.S. made a big, bold decision to support this groundbreaking TRIPS waiver, but is now largely absent from the global effort to make it a reality."

Jake Johnson ·


'Waive the Patents': Moderna Still Refuses to Share Covid-19 Vaccine Recipe

One expert says the company—which has gotten billions of dollars from the U.S. government—is "behaving as if they have absolutely no responsibility beyond maximizing the return on investment."

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"Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity," the U.N. agency says. "While no one is safe from the health impacts of climate change, they are disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable and disadvantaged."

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"The U.S. must immediately make public and concrete commitments to redistribute excess Covid-19 vaccines globally if it truly wants to end this pandemic."

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After Whistleblower Revelations, It's Time to Unfriend Facebook

Beneath this benign façade lies a vast network where Facebook profits by promoting discord, violence, human trafficking and by driving young people, especially girls, into a self-loathing that can spiral into depression and suicide.

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We Are Being Robbed Blind by Big Pharma

Big Pharma's obscenely-priced drugs developed with tax dollars will continue to drain working people of income, savings, and—ultimately—their health until America recognizes healthcare as a right.

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